Ride1Up Prodigy V2: Smooth-shifting and affordably priced

Ride1Up Prodigy V2 Commuter eBike
Choose your perfect ride with the Prodigy V2! Opt for Enviolo CVT gear shifting and Gates Carbon Belt Drive, or the 9-speed MicroShift derailleur. Images © Ride1Up

Ride1Up, based out of San Diego, recently announced the release of the second generation of its Prodigy ebike – the Prodigy V2. Following the success of the first-generation Prodigy, the updated version showcases a range of advanced features, designed for modern commuters seeking both convenience and performance.

Among its notable enhancements, the Prodigy V2 offers an Enviolo stepless transmission and a Gates Carbon belt drive. This combination allows for smooth and seamless gear shifting, providing riders with a low-maintenance and efficient drivetrain system. This innovative feature aligns with the Prodigy’s emphasis on ensuring a hassle-free and enjoyable riding experience.

The Prodigy V2 is equipped with a German-engineered Brose TF Sprinter mid-driver motor for the pedal-assist system. This powerful motor generates a substantial 90 Nm (66.3 lb.ft) of torque, allowing riders to effortlessly reach speeds of up to 28 mph (45 km/h) with the help of a responsive torque sensor. This high level of performance is complemented by the bike’s use of a 504-Wh battery, composed of Samsung cells, which can deliver up to 50 miles (80.5 km) of range on a single charge. Riders can easily monitor key ride data through a 1.5-inch Brose color display mounted on the handlebar, ensuring that all essential information is conveniently accessible.

The Prodigy V2’s design includes an alloy frame available in both step-over and step-through variants, ensuring it caters to a wide range of riders. Additionally, it features an air suspension fork with 100 mm of travel, providing a comfortable ride over various terrains. The ebike also boasts 27.5-inch wheels with 2.25-inch-wide Maxxis Rekon Race tires, ensuring stability and traction on the road. Tektro hydraulic disc brakes with 180-mm rotors enhance the bike’s safety by ensuring reliable stopping power.

Ride1Up Prodigy V2 Commuter eBike Wheels
The Prodigy V2 moves on 27.5-inch wheels, complemented by Maxxis tires, and is equipped with an air suspension fork for enhanced ride comfort.

Additional features include an integrated 80-lux headlight and tail-light, a rear rack capable of carrying up to 40 lb (18 kg) of cargo, alloy fenders, and a single-side kickstand. These features provide added convenience and utility, making the Prodigy V2 a versatile and functional ebike for everyday use.

Despite these premium features, which one might expect to find in ebikes priced around $5,000, the Prodigy V2 is offered at a considerably lower price. The version equipped with CVT is available for $2,695. Additionally, a version with a traditional chain drive, complemented by a 9-speed MicroShift derailleur and trigger shifter, is available for $2,395, offering options to suit different preferences and budgets.

Ride1Up Prodigy V2 Commuter eBike Rear Cargo Rack
The Prodigy V2’s rear rack is designed for practicality, capable of securely holding up to 40 lb (18 kg) of cargo.

In conclusion, the Ride1Up Prodigy V2 stands out as an advanced, feature-rich ebike, available at an accessible price point. Its combination of smooth transmission, robust motor, and additional convenient features make it a compelling option for those seeking an efficient and enjoyable commuting experience.

Ride1Up Prodigy V2 Commuter eBike Step-Through Frame
The Prodigy V2 is also available with a step-through alloy frame.

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